Q&A with Nikolina Vitor
Exclusive Trusted Magazine Q&A with Nikolina Vitor
How could you describe your career path in a few words?
With a PhD in Theoretical Physics and Neurology - the two words I’d use are
rewarding and fascinating. The confluence of these two disciplines has led me
to make remarkable discoveries. There are few fields that offer extensive
material such as Neurology and Physics which then force an abstract
perspective and thought process to develop an expert understanding. It truly is
Can you tell us about the bionic and artificial organs your company is
Of course. We are developing morphological, durable mechanical organs that
are to some extent biochemically active to permanently replace organs reaching
end stage failure. These components together provide precise control over
multiple heterogeneous cell types and material components to imitate and
replace physiological functions and re-establish the human body’s fundamental
needs. The process of assembling heterogeneous living cell types with our
predesigned architectures such as vascular, neural, and lymphatic networks has
been challenging but nonetheless overcome.
What was your most challenging experience has it changed your mindset?
At the beginning, you’re often impressionable and too excited to break down
areas that require long-term focus and commitment. I would say my mindset
has been primed over the years to become resilient and patient.
When you get surprised by unusual or uncertain context what do you
For me, as a leader and an entrepreneur, those obstacles and ‘surprises’ are
nothing more than opportunities for growth or improvement. I’d say not to shy
away from problems or conflict that arises and instead assess how you can
approach this situation and still achieve the best possible outcome.
What’s the key success factor for a female entrepreneur in a cross cultural
context based on your experience?
The key factor is acknowledgement and possessing a sense of respect. With
cross-cultural acknowledgement, people are exposed to information and facts
about their own preconceptions, mentalities, cultures and views which they may
not have contemplated.
Based on your experience, what’s the key success factor for a female
There are two. The first being complete absorption and focus on that thing you
want to achieve. Pursue it with a deep sense of drive knowing that someone else
is working towards that exact same goal, the only differing factor in who gets
there in the end will be who was more focused. The second is a mentality you
have to harness. Understand your presence as a female leader may be met with
resistance in some fields - that’s ok - callous your mind and become mentally